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Found also in the House Miscellaneous documents of the 52d to the 56th Congress
Each number has special index. Inserted in each volume: Additons and corrections ... Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1902
Series 1, v. 1-53, series 3, v. 1-5, and series 4, v. 1-3 include "Alternate designations of organizations mentioned."
Vol. 54-55 of series 1 [serial no. 112-113]" have not been published, and no material for them is in hand." cf. General index, p. xl. Series 2, v. 1 [serial no. 114] with imprint 1894, was not issued until 1898
Edited in the War Records Office, 1880-July 1899; in the Record and Pension Office, July 1899-1901
Robert N. Scott compiled and edited v. 1-18, 1880-87, and also collected the greater part of the material for v. 19-36, 1887-91. After his death in 1887 the work was continued by Henry M. Lazelle, 1887-89, and by a board of publication, 1889-99, consisting of George B. Davis, 1889-97, Leslie J. Perry, 1889-99, Joseph W. Kirkley, 1889-99, and Fred C. Ainsworth, 1898-99; from 1899-1901 edited by Fred C. Ainsworth and Joseph W. Kirkley
ser. I. v. 1-53 [serial no. 1-111] Formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the southern states, and of all military operations in the field, with the correspondence, orders and returns relating specially thereto. 1880-98. 111 v.--ser. II. v. 1-8 [serial no. 114-121] Correspondence, orders, reports and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war ... and to state or political prisoners. 1894 [i. e. 1898]-1899. 8 v.--ser. III. v. 1-5 [serial no. 122-126] Correspondence, orders, reports and return of the Union authorities (embracing their correspondence with the Confederate officials) not relating specially to the subjects of the first and second series. It embraces the reports of the secretary of war, of the general-in-chief and of the chiefs of the several staff corps and departments ... 1899-1900. 5 v.--ser. IV. v. 1-3 [serial no. 127-129] Correspondence, orders, reports and returns of the Confederate authoriites, similar to that indicated for the Union officials, as of the third series, but includeing the correspondence between the Union and Confederate authorities, given in that series. 1900. 3 v.--[serial no. 130] General index and additions and corrections. Mr. John S. Moodey, indexer. Preface [by Elihu Root, secretary of war] Explanations. Synopsis of the contents of volumes. Special index for the principal armies, army corps, military divisions and departments. General index. Additions and corrections ... 1901
May 14, 2014 Subject:
This series is an enormously valuable resource for any student of the Civil War, and this digitizing has been very well done, being both searchable and being able to copy and paste for the purpose of quoting it. It is far superior to the volumes digitized by Google, which are borderline useless.